Benefits of Garlic and Honey on an Empty Stomach

Taking garlic and honey on an empty stomach is a sure bet for your overall health. There’s not a single treatment that does so many things at one time and without any side effects
Benefits of Garlic and Honey on an Empty Stomach
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Written by Ángela Aragón

Last update: 30 May, 2022

You’ve probably already heard about the incredible benefits of garlic.  If you take advantage of the mixture of garlic and honey, though, their properties actually multiply. Both garlic and honey are powerful antibiotics that also support your immune system.

But why should you consume garlic and honey on an empty stomach?

The reason is pretty simple. Your stomach is now completely empty and ready to start working.That’s why it’s ideal to start your day with something that prepares your stomach to metabolize your food in the most optimal way.

This means two things:

  1. You won’t put on as much weight,
  2. You’ll be able to make the most of the nutrients you absorb and rid your body of more toxins.

In today’s article, we want to describe the benefits of eating garlic and honey on an empty stomach and the added bonus if you combine them together. Don’t miss out!

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Why garlic?

For many, garlic is just something that’s added to your meals to give them flavor. By doing this, however, you’re not fully taking advantage of its many properties.

Here are just a few of them:

Garlic improves the quality of your blood

When garlic reaches your stomach, it promotes the production of gastric juices. These are essential for the proper absorption of iron.

In addition to that, it’s rich in vitamins and minerals, so by consuming it you enrich your bloodstream.

As if that weren’t enough, it reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels so it prevents your blood from thickening, allowing it to flow normally. This can help prevent cardiovascular problems.

It nourishes your skin

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Garlic is a potent antioxidant that also regenerates your cells. This helps you have smooth, soft, and acne-free skin.

With garlic, you can get all those benefits without having to resort to commercial products. After all, most of them include inflammatory chemicals that can damage your epidermis over the long term.

It protects your defenses

Thanks to garlic, your immune system is stronger, helping to defend you against microbes and bacteria.

It’s also important to keep your immune system in a healthy state to avoid critical conditions like cancer. That’s why it’s important to do everything you can to protect yourself, or you could wind up at the mercy of any viral or bacterial attack.

Why honey?

Honey helps with weight loss

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This could seem like a lie, but it’s not. When you consume garlic with honey on an empty stomach, it nourishes you while also reducing your food cravings.

In turn, this reduces stress and the production of cortisol, a hormone that arises when you experience this state. Thus, this great mixture can help to actually relax you.

It reduces inflammation

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If you have migraines or chronic pain, add honey to your diet. Its amazing flavor will relax you. You might even notice that you need fewer painkillers after doing this.

This can help improve your quality of life.

It’s a great source of energy

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Life is busy. Between work or school, family, and endless to-do lists…we all end up running out of energy. That’s why lots of people choose energy drinks or sugary beverages.

Over time, however, the consequences of these beverages are harmful rather than helpful. On the other hand, honey will provide you with that extra shot of energy without any side effects.

See this article:

10 Energy Thieves

How to take garlic and honey on an empty stomach

Garlic and Honey


  • 12 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of honey (335 g)
  • 1 glass jar with a lid


  • Chop or crush the garlic cloves.
  • Add the honey to the jar.
  • Mix in the garlic.
  • Close the jar and store it in a dark place for one week.
  • After this time, you can take a tablespoon of garlic and honey on an empty stomach every day.

The benefits of this treatment are truly amazing. You’ll give it a try, right?

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.